New Gear Review: TRX DRK Series Cymbals


The TRX Cymbal Company introduces the new DRK Series cymbals based on one of the company’s original and most popular cymbals. These are classic, low profile B20 bronze cymbals that don’t sacrifice the power and projection required by drummers for contemporary music styles. You get the warm, vintage sound along with a bit more brightness and clarity than other traditional cymbals. With models and sizes priced the same as current TRX series, the DRK Series is available in: 18 to 23-inch crash-rides; 13, 14, 15-inch hats; 18, 20, 22-inch Chinas; and 16, 18, 20-inch Thunder (vented) Crashes. The new DRK crash-rides and Chinas also come standard with a series of nine pre-drilled holes that accommodate TRX’s removable rivets (sold separately).


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com